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Horror – Ghosts

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The Conjuring (2013)

Duration 1h 52m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Events said to have taken place during investigations by paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren. Director James Wan Writers/Script Chad Hayes, Carey W. Hayes Starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston, Lorraine Warren Elevator Pitch: Back in 1971, after giving a lecture to a … Continue reading

The Amityville Horror (2005)

Duration 1h 30m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel by Jay Anson published in 1977 inspired the events of 1974 when Ronald DeFeo Jr shot and killed six members of his family and the subsequent occupation of the house by the Lutz family. Director Andrew Douglas Writers/Script Scott Kosar (Sandor Stern the earlier … Continue reading

The Babadook (2014)

Duration 1h 34m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay derived from a short film Monster by the same writer/director Director Jennifer Kent Writers/Script Jennifer Kent Starring Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Hayley McElhinney Elevator Pitch: The irrational behaviour of  Amelia’s son, due it seems to an obsession with a shadowy monster, results in … Continue reading

The Triangle (2001 TV Movie)

Duration 1h 32m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story A not very original teleplay Director Lewis Teague Writers/Script Ted Humphreys (story Ted Humpreys, Bing Howenstein) Starring Luke Perry, Dan Cortese, Olivia d’Abo, Dorian Harewood Elevator Pitch: A group of young men with the girlfriend of one of them, embark on a charter boat for the … Continue reading

Gothika (2003)

Elevator Pitch Dr Miranda Grey is a psychiatrist in a large high security psychiatric hospital, where her husband is the chief of the department. While driving home on a dark rainy night she is directed by the police to take an alternative route, and after crossing a wooden bridge swerves intoa ditch to avoid a … Continue reading

Ghostbusters (1984)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis Additional Info This had been in development for a while and was intended to star John Belushi. When he died things were temporarily chaotic before others were cast. Director Ivan Reitman Starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, … Continue reading

A Ghost Story (2017)

Duration 1h 32m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script David Lowery Additional Info I saw this at a screen in Madrid in English with Spanish subtitles. While waiting outside I watched the other dozen or so people leave with bemused expressions on their faces. Director David Lowery Starring Casey Affleck, Rooney … Continue reading

Event Horizon (1997)

Released 1997 Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Philip Eisner Director Paul W S Anderson Starring Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Joely Richardson, Jack Noseworthy, Jason Isaacs, Sean Pertwee Elevator Pitch The revolutionary spacecraft Event Horizon fitted with a faster than light drive, disappeared on its maiden flight but … Continue reading

Crimson Peak (2015)

Released 2015 Rating 15 in UK Director Guillermo del Toro Writer/s Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins Starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, Burn Gorman, Source of story An Original screenplay Elevator Pitch An American heiress falls for a mysterious Englishman who whisks her off to his Gothic castle on the English moors … Continue reading

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